A simple leather bracelet is a classic staple in any jewelry collection, no matter how big or small. We love to see the amazing things people can do with leather, but you don’t have to be an expert leatherworker to master this super chic bracelet. Plus, when you make it yourself, you can size it to fit perfectly!
The Ginger Steele bead makes a statement, and the silver sliders and o-rings accent and frame it so nicely. This bracelet has a western feel to it, and is also totally unisex. A great gift for the cowgirl or cowboy in your life!
2 Small Dots Regaliz Sliders
2 12mm Black Rubber O-Rings
2 12mm Rubber O-Rings in Sage Green
2 12mm Rubber O-Rings in Charcoal
16-20 inches of 5mm Round Leather Cord in Black (how much cord you’ll need depends on your wrist size)
1 Ginger Steele Art Bead (any of the slider beads will work!)
1 2-Hole 5mm Magnetic Clasp in Silver
Super New Glue
- First, measure your wrist. Then, double the number of inches of your wrist. That’s how much leather cord you’ll need! (For example, a 7-inch wrist will require 14 inches of leather cord.) Editor’s note: You will need to subtract for the clasp, taking into consideration how much of the leather fits into the clasp. Its best to have an inch or two more, so just ordering your wrist measurement plus a 1/2 to 1″ for comfort is best. Having some to cut away is a much better thing than not having enough.
- Cut your leather into two strips that are equal to the size of your wrist.
- Hold the two strips of leather cord together and add the components in the following order; charcoal o-ring, sage o-ring, silver slider, black o-ring, Ginger Steele Art Bead, black o-ring, silver slider, sage o-ring, charcoal o-ring.
- Now, add glue to the ends of the leather cord on one end of the bracelet. Carefully put each end into the clasp. This may require some gentle shoving of the leather into the clasp holes.
Note: Be careful not to get dye on yourself. Because leather is dyed, the glue may bring up some color. We suggest having some baby wipes handy!
- Repeat step 4 with the other end of the bracelet.
- Let the glue dry for about two hours.
Here’s the back clasp, closed
And here it is with the clasp open
The magnet clasp is easy to use, and is ideal for anyone who might have issues grasping small objects, or who just doesn’t have the time to fuss with complicated clasps.